I own the MOTU 896HD and I couldn't get through a session without it! The transparent mic pres give a great reproduction of my signal. Overdubbing vocals become a breeze with zero latency. This powerful piece of equipment is the backbone of my studio.
THIS IS THE KING OF SOUND
THIS IS THE BEST SOUNDING INTERFACE YOU COULD POSSIBLY BY IF YOUR LOOKIN FOR SOUND QUALITY HERE IT IS
good but low power
i like it lots of output options and 2 will not run smoothly above 48k without a clocking device. soo.. something to think about. definatly are gonna want some nice pres to but the conversion is good much better than other interfaces i've used
problem there is only 40 somthing volts in the phantom. if your mic needs a lot of juice... Mainly earthworks or nueman you could have issues of poping. just get a phantom power box if it happens, but it powers all my other mics fine
This thing has great sound quality. But the main thing that impressed me was the Cuemix-DSP. For those looking to buy a mixer and an A/D interface, the 896HD does both at a fraction of the cost. I needed to be able to make at least four seperate (zero-latency) headphone mixes for recording a band. No other interface can do this except a Mackie ONYX with a firewire card. But it's much more expensive and takes up a lot more room. Great unit. Well worth the money.
After issues with using a Firepod with DP, this unit has been far worth the extra money. With so many more options including a DSP CueMix (note: not available with the FIREPOD), and numerous independent ins and outs, this unit has been a great buy.
Great Interface I am using With DP 4.5 works better than a digi002 rack.